Vincetoxicum monticola Goyder

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Vincetoxicum monticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

Vincetoxicum monticola

Photo: Bart Wursten

Vincetoxicum monticola

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Slender wiry climber with delicate opposite leaves, ovate with a long acuminate apex. No milky latex seen. Sepals 5. Corolla lobes greenish-white, purple-red towards the base; corona, greenish white and purple-red outside, green in centre.
Notes: Specimens are present in SRGH (Müller 2841) and KEW (Chase 576, Chase 5473, Wild 4507, Harder et al. 3817). It has been found, again in Vumba (Hyde & Wursten sn, image 1), Tsetsera, Mozambique (Wursten sight record) and on Mt Gorongosa in Mozambique (Wursten & Ballings 487). It appears to be very close to the East African species T. tenuipedunculata K. Schum., differing mainly in having much larger anther wings.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only from the border mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe and Mt Gorongosa in Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Wednesday 1 February 2006

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 360. Protologue

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vincetoxicum monticola., retrieved 30 November 2023

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